Jun022014

Is there value in Omni Hotel nights in June 2 Daily Getaways?

Omni Hotels free night certificates go on sale at 1:00pm Eastern or 10am Pacific time today, Monday, June 2, 2014. In years past, the two items in U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways sales this week, with Omni Hotel free night certificates Monday, June 2 and Loews Hotels on Tuesday, June 3 would seem not to have much value. These offers have not sold out on their sale days in the past. Stephen Colbert would say, “The market has spoken.”

Yet, every year I am around some Omni or Loews Hotels checking out the property and checking out the rates and thinking to myself, that Daily Getaways package would have been a good deal for this hotel.

Bottom line is there are some good values in today’s Omni Hotels packages if one of the cities where there is an Omni Hotel is on your travel itinerary. The Omni offers are unlike the points offers of the major loyalty programs where a hotel brand is advertised, but you are actually buying points to use however you choose. These Omni Hotels free night certificate offers are restricted to a specific set of hotels for each type of certificate.

Here are the four offers, price for free night certificates and hotel set available with each certificate type for sale.

Omni Package 1 = 2 weekend nights certificate for $180 ($162 with American Express payment).

The Omni Royal Crescent Hotel

The Omni Hotel at CNN Center

The Omni Interlocken Hotel

The Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

The Omni Dallas Hotel

The Omni Fort Worth Hotel

The Omni Houston Hotel

The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

The Omni William Penn Hotel

The Omni Providence Hotel

The Omni Richmond Hotel

Bottom line: $121.50 all-in per night is like getting a $105 room rate for many of these hotels. This can be a great deal for being city center at a bargain rate. Some of these hotels like Omni Interlocken between Boulder and Denver is a hotel with generally higher weekend rates.

 

Omni Hotels Offer #3 = Two weekend nights certificate at Premier Omni Hotels for $375 ($337.50 with American Express payment).

  • Must be 2 consecutive nights stay.
  • Friday or Saturday night check-in.
  • Certificate valid through December 30, 2014.
  • 33 available
  • Maximum purchase is one certificate.

The Omni Chicago Hotel

The Omni San Francisco Hotel

The Omni La Mansion del Rio

The Omni Shoreham Hotel

The Omni San Diego Hotel

The Omni Parker House

The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

The Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Bottom Line: $169 all-in per night will be a savings at many of these hotels, however, the room rate is now getting into the range where there are many other alternatives. A hotel like Omni San Francisco will have rates over $300 per night on many weekend dates.

 

Omni Hotels Offer #4 = One weekend night certificate at Exclusive Omni Hotels for $265 ($238.50 with American Express payment).

  • Certificate valid for either a Friday or Saturday one night stay.
  • Friday or Saturday night check-in.
  • Certificate valid through December 30, 2014.
  • 10 available
  • Maximum purchase is one certificate.

Bottom line: $238 is a high priced hotel room. The certificate will be a savings at many of these hotels, if one of these places is where you want a hotel night.

Personally, I am sitting this sale out since the lower priced weekend certificate deals I think are the best bargains do not offer any California hotels. I do not know if I will be in any of those states before the end of 2014. And the certificates good for California hotels are priced higher than I normally pay for hotel rooms.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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